cinchonidine

cinchonidine

[sing-kon-i-deen, -din, sin-]
noun Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble, levorotatory alkaloid, C 19 H 22 N 2 O, stereoisomeric with cinchonine and similarly derived, used chiefly as a quinine substitute.

Origin:
1850–55; cinchon(a) + -id3 + -ine2

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cinchonidine (sɪŋˈkɒnɪˌdiːn)
 
n
an alkaloid that is a stereoisomer of cinchonine, with similar properties and uses

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